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Topkote’s 280 Low VOC Bathtub Coating Is More Than Just ‘Green’

By: George Piccot on 05/17/2016

For bathtub and tile refinishers planning a refinishing project, quality and performance weigh heavily on the product they use. But, one other factor should weigh in on their decision of what product to use: environmentally responsible coatings.

In the past, no one bought environmentally friendly bathtub coatings because they didn’t work but advances in paint technology have allowed the creation of formulas that reduce VOCs without reducing quality and performance. Selecting a quality low VOC bathtub and tile coating such as Topkote’s 280 Low VOC Glaze can bring a major improvement of air quality compared to higher VOC bathtub and tile coatings.

Introduction to VOC’s as cited by the EPA

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands.

Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes;and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing and hobby products. Fuels are made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.


Why you should use Topkote’s 280 Low VOC bathtub and tile coating

Using low VOC coatings are a simple way to reduce pollution and protect the environment and should be a non-negotiable choice.
If you are reluctant to choose a low VOC coating due to past performance reputation, you'll be happy to know that Topkote’s new 280 Low VOC Glaze has been formulated to perform and although it is a bit pricier, it is well worth the cost.

Are you ready to go more than “just green”?